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2016 BEST BUCKS LOGO VOTE BADGE

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Write in:  Harmony Clean, Inc. DoylestownVICKI Thanks you!

Thank you so much for your vote and your support!

Springtime Organic Gardening Tips

ORGANIC GARDEN PHOTO

You trust Harmony Clean, Inc. to make the inside of your home sparkle with healthy, earth-friendly cleaning products, but are you treating your garden with the same care?

Organic, chemical-free gardening is more sustainable for your family’s health, wildlife, the soil, and the water supply, but oftentimes people choose to “quick-fix” their gardens with synthetic fertilizers and harsh pesticides. By adopting organic practices in your garden, you can still enjoy a thriving garden without sacrificing the health of your family or the environment overall.

Our friends at Go Green Lawn Services, an organic lawn care company  in West Chester, have put together a guide to help you improve the sustainability of your garden this spring.

Recycle your eggshells

Plants like to be sunny-side up, too! Instead of tossing eggshells after your next breakfast, rinse them, dry them, and save them for your garden. The extra calcium will help your tomatoes and peppers grow. Additionally, crushed shells can be used to deter pests like snails and slugs.

Get salty

Most commercial fertilizers use magnesium to help plant roots take up important nutrients. Sprinkling epsom salts into your soil can improve seed germination and nutrient absorption naturally, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals. For curling leaves – a sign of nutrient deficiency – sprinkling epsom salts around the base of the plant can nurse it back to health quickly.

Mix up some homemade herbicide

If weeds are taking over your garden, commercial grade herbicide is not your only answer. In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of white vinegar, ½ cup of salt, and a little squirt of dish soap. Then spray the roots of your weeds. Be very cautious that you don’t accidentally spray your vegetables!

Plant strategically

Select plant types that are well-adapted for the soil, temperature range, and sun exposure in your yard. Also consider the wide variety of plants that naturally suppress weed growth and deter pests. With a little research and planning, you can plant garden beds that require minimal help to keep bugs and weeds at bay.
Using organic practices in your gardening and lawn care helps to preserve our community and protect the health of your family. All of Go Green’s lawn programs are certified organic and use EPA approved fertilizer, weed control, and insecticides, packing a big punch for your lawn and a gentle touch for the environment. If you’re ready to give your backyard a treat, call Go Green Lawn Services today!

Vicki Brown Elected to Board of Directors

Vicki Brown Harmony Clean Inc ARCSI BOD MemberGiving back has always been important to our fearless leader, Vicki Brown, and with her recent election to the Board of Directors for The Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI), her contributions will reach even further.  Her three-year term began January 1, 2016.

ARCSI is the only non-profit member owned organization dedicated to advancing the home cleaning industry and represents members in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Its accreditation process requires members to meet a rigorous set of industry and business standards in order to provide consumers with a professional and quality cleaning experience. Harmony Clean, Inc. is a charter member of ARCSI  and Vicki has attended their annual conventions, the Executive Leadership Summit, and serves as a new member mentor, and a Hot Topic Tuesday facilitator.

“Vicki is a key addition to the ARCSI Board of Directors,” said Ernest Hartong, CEO. “The ARCSI Board and its members will certainly benefit from her commitment to professionalization, and her depth of knowledge of our industry that covers everything from customer service to employee relations, and best business practices.”

Harmony Clean, Inc., provides professional house cleaning services to residents living in Central Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area. Home cleaning teams use non-toxic, earth-friendly cleaning products without harmful synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals or phosphates. Harmony Clean, Inc. is a local, family owned business founded by Vicki Brown and her sister Debi Sarandrea in 2003.

Happy first day of winter. Snuggle up!

2015 Harmony Clean Holiday Greetings

Meet our Professional Cleaner of the Year Nominee

BUCKS COUNTY HERALD MELISSA NOV 2015

Each year the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) gives an award to the Professional Cleaner of the Year.  The criteria includes impeccable client feedback, helping others, leadership, and professionalism.  This year, out of over 5,000 employees represented through ARCSI membership, Melissa was one of only six people nominated. Our local newspaper, the Bucks County Herald, impressed with her accomplishment, featured her on page two!  We’re all super proud of Melissa and all she does to enhance each and every customer experience as well as her kindness shared with everyone.

Have you seen us around town?

HARMONY CLEAN FLEETThe Harmony Clean teams are heading out to sparkle. From Perkasie to Plumsteadville, Warrington to Wycombe,  Solebury to Silverdale – we cover a 12 mile radius from Doylestown, Pa. and we’re happy to help!  Need more time in your day and less stress in your life? Call today!

Creating great customer relationships

INTELL Best of 2015We won and we’re thrilled!  For the 9th straight year, Harmony Clean, Inc. has the honor of being voted #1 in the Best of Bucks house cleaning category for 2015. Christian Schappel from Doylestown’s Daily Intelligencer newspaper, shared his insight into our success of achieving our mission to “Surprise and Delight our clients by consistently making their homes Sparkle,” in a recent article. Here’s the link, and THANK YOU for your vote!

Harmony Clean, Inc. owner quoted in national magazine article!

Have you taken your vacuum cleaner in for a tune up lately? This is just one of several tips that Harmony Clean, Inc.’s co-owner Vicki Brown shared with Real Simple magazine for their online article, “Timesaving Tips From Professional Housecleaners.” If you drop it off right before leaving for vacation they can tighten any loose belts, detail clean it, and give it a tune-up while you’re away. This will ensure it is running strongly and efficiently when you need it most and with a HEPA filter, it will actually help improve your indoor air quality each time you vacuum. When it’s time to start cleaning, Vicki also suggests turning off the ringer on your phone, shutting down your computer, and keeping the television off. If  you are distracted you lose focus and often end up either double cleaning areas already cleaned, or simply losing track of your efforts and missing areas completely.

As a locally owned Doylestown, Pa. house cleaning service, we’re honored and excited to be included as a house cleaning expert in this national online magazine. Click here to read all 9 tips.

Celebrate with Cookies!

Okay, so maybe your house cleaning service is not exactly where you’d think to turn for a new cookie recipe. But, if you found your way here, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this gluten-free treat that is easy to make and absolutely delicious! Happy Holidays from Harmony Clean, Inc.!

COOKIE COLLAGE - ENJOY Chocolate Apricot Gluten-Free Cookies

1 ¼ cup almond meal

1 cup gluten-free flour such as Bob’s Red Mill

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ cup coconut palm sugar

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/3 cup real maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pinch fine sea salt

Unsweetened apricot jam

one oz dark chocolate broken into pieces , sea salt to sprinkle

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Mix together the almond meal, gluten-free flour, baking powder and coconut palm sugar.

In a separate bowl combine coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt and whisk to emulsify.

Add dry ingredients into wet and stir well to combine until dough forms together. Let rest 10 minutes.

Roll into meatball-size balls and place on prepared tray. Using your thumb, create a well in the center of each cookie. Spoon about ½ a teaspoon of jam into the center of each cookie and top with a chunk of chocolate. Sprinkle with a touch of sea salt and bake 9 to 10 minutes until browned on the bottom. Makes about 20 cookies. Enjoy!

CLEANING KISSES FOR KYLE

CLEANING KISSES FOR KYLE LIPS POSTER 2014Harmony Clean, Inc. helped make children’s wishes come true this holiday season by donating to The Kisses for Kyle Foundation, a Delaware Valley nonprofit that supports families with children battling cancer. Sharon Snyder founded the organization to honor the memory of her son Kyle who died of cancer before reaching age three, and to assist other families with the financial stress that often accompanies caring for their child once diagnosed with cancer.

“In September we were looking ahead to the Holiday Season when we traditionally gift our clients with something local, green, or sustainable that aligns with our core values. That’s when the idea emerged to donate our gift budget to a local charity instead,” explains Vicki.  “The next day I received the DoylestownAlive.com newsletter and read about the amazing work of The Kisses for Kyle Foundation,” said Debi. “We already work with a cancer organization by providing free house cleaning service to local women battling cancer, but this also touched the hearts of our staff when we proposed our plan to them,” added Vicki.

We set a goal to donate at least $500 by contributing a $1 for every house Harmony Clean, Inc. cleaned during the month of November.  Two staff members, Carol and Nancy, created a fabulous fund-raising board using a cut-out of lips representing a kiss, and each week logged the number of cleanings and raised the red bar on the lips to mark our progress.  “Rather than spending this money on client gifts, I feel strongly that every single one of our clients will be pleased to see this money donated toward providing some happiness and peace of mind to those impacted in our community,” said Vicki.

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